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Is constant burning in penis the symptom of herpes? Please help.
Hi, I am 36 yrs old guy and made a biggest mistake of my life, when I was drunk. I received unprotected oral sex from a stripper like 11 days ago and 3 days later I felt burning while urinating and constant burning in my penis all the time. I went to the doctor and he tested for chlamydia, gonorrhea (both came Negative) and gave me 7 day course of Ciprofloxacin.
But constant burning is still there but I did not have any symptoms of bumps, sores near my genital area. Not sure whats going on, but I am very much worried.
Is constant penis burning is the symptom of herpes? What is the time window for herpes symptoms to show up? Can I go get tested for herpes this early?Any idea, If its not herpes what could it be?
I am planning to schedule an appointment with urologist soon, so any idea what else I need to be tested for?
Thank you very much for the feedback!
I was going thru some of the posts on this forum and I see false positive with IgG test and they re-tested with WB. So should I go with IgG test or the WB test at 12 week mark. Which one is accurate?
Also some of the posts says they have tested at 12 week mark, then they waited for couple months and re-tested , So did they start using any anti-viral medication after 12 week mark and went for the re-test?
The WB test is a confirmatory test. It isn't something you should take right off the bat. If you do choose that you have to wait 4 months. No less.
IgG tests are like all test and some times it has a false positive. In this case we advise the WB. But not the WB because you should the first time. Get the IgG test first. If you get a positive number on it let us know the results and grace may or may not advise the WB.
Its been a month since my encounter, I still have burning while urination and constant burning in my penis; Sometimes I feel discomfort/pain in my scrotum and little itchiness in my genital area. I did not see any bumps, lesions, sores in my genital area till now.
I went to the urologist 9 days ago; he put me on Cipro for couple more weeks, thinking it could be prostatitis; but when my PCP tested for PSA levels, it came out normal. So I feel this is not prostatitis related and inclining towards to Herpes after going thru some posts over the internet. My PCP says if its herpes then I should have genital symptoms by now.
So not sure whats going on, I have couple questions related to herpes.
1. Could it be Herpetic Urethritis? Can it cause constant burning/discomfort this long without any external symptoms?
2. Could it be gential (genital) HSV 1? Can it occur without any obvious external symptoms and causing only burning while urination and constant burning in penis?
3. Can I take acyclovir for couple days to see if this burning goes away, if its herpes? Does it affect the IgG tests at 12 weeks mark?
Thanks grace for the reply.
Actually my urologist told me its prostatitis based on symptoms and manual exam of prostate. I was not sure receiving oral sex would cause this; So I discussed with my PCP, and according to him if prostate is infected or enlarged the PSA levels would go up, that's why he tested me for PSA.
So I was going thru internet posts and most of them says either its herpetic urethritis or HSV1 genitally or prostate related. Since I am on medication for prostatitis and the symptoms are still there, so I am worried about the other two.
Have you ever heard either Herpetic Urethritis or HSV1 genitally causes only burning pain without any external symptoms?
Another question is - at 12 weeks mark should I be tested for both HSV1 & HSV2 or only the HSV2 is enough? My PCP says HSV1 is above and HSV2 is below the waist; since I have the symptoms below the waist, he says HSV2 is enough.
Hello, I'm having same symptom. Uroflowmetry shows some issue. But all other tests came out okay. I'm going back to urologist in couple of days. Can you please share what was the root cause for this in your case? Thanks in advance.
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